World’s First Air Hijacking

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

The audiobook is also available at all these vendors, and is also free with a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

An evening pause: This isn’t what the title suggests. It occurred during World War II, which is why it seems appropriate today, on V-E Day (Victory in Europe).

Hat tip Tom Biggar.


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  • Rose

    Mark Felton! Good choice. I’ve been enjoying his work for some time now and really appreciate the tight narrative style he has developed. I don’t “subscribe” to anything, but I do regularly look for his new videos. They are coming out about twice a week these days.


    I see that he is a professional historian and author, having written twenty some books. I’ve not read any of those works, but would assume they match the high quality of his videos.

  • Col Beausabre

    If you saw it on TV, you’d say, “No way, never happen!”

    And yes, Mark does a very good job, I’ve enjoyed other videos of his

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